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Hazardex 2017 Awards - 3. Technical Innovation – Sponsor: RS Components

20 November 2017

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day.

Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Organisations operating hazardous areas – otherwise known as EX-rated or Ex Environments - face a variety of challenges including compliance with the latest legislation, and advances in technology. For instance, the emergence of Wi-Fi and mobile, both of which can be essential to operations but present an ignition source and therefore are an emerging significant contributory factor to more hazardous situations. Where lives are at stake, regulation is tight and legislation comprehensive, so it’s important to work with the right suppliers to get the necessary products to ensure optimum safety.

At RS we take the challenges presented by Hazardous Areas seriously, which is why we have developed an interactive online guide, and a wall chart, that makes selecting the right product for the right area much easier for buyers. Buyers will need continued support with up-to-date information on the latest legislation, advice and technical information on the right products for the job and an easy and efficient purchasing journey, if the worrying lack of knowledge in this sector is to be addressed. With the latest range of ATEX certified products, RS aims to offer this support, keeping our finger on the pulse on legislative changes helping customers operating in hazardous areas stay safe quicker – something suppliers of products in this tightly regulated market all have a duty to do.

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